Malissa Jones’ story of how she went from being Britain’s fattest teen to being anorexic, appears in the DAILY MAIL newspaper…
When the Daily Mail rang earlier this week to ask if there was any change in our interviewee Malissa Jones, we had to say that sadly there is not.
In 2009 Malissa Jones, then aged 17, emailed Featureworld to tell the amazing story of her weightloss. Having weighed almost 35 stones she had lost 25 stones via a gastric bypass operation. Life was fantastic and she wanted to tell how a bypass had saved her life.
Indeed we placed her then inspirational story in a national newspaper and a magazine.
But unfortunately that was not the end of Malissa’s story. Because she continued to lose weight dangerously and eventually became anorexic, weighing 9stones (two stones of which is saggy skin left from the gastric bypass op.)
Shockingly, an op to remove the saggy skin on the NHS was also not available (only privately, which Malissa couldn’t afford) and to make matters worse, as Malissa grew older and wanted a baby, she suffered a number of miscarriages. Devastatingly she lost one little boy at 27 weeks.
Today Malissa is still having problems – mostly stomach pains, feeling sick and now faces gall bladder surgery – which she puts down to having the gastric bypass.
She and her husband Chris are also very worried that due to the bypass Malissa might not be able to carry a baby to full term.
The plight of young people – some of whom are children as young as 13 – who’ve had gastric weightloss surgery over the past few years – formed the basis of the Daily Mail’s feature.
Malissa agreed to contribute to this article and her story was highlighted, along with follow-ups with other young people who also had gastric surgery and like Malissa, are now suffering from terrible side effects.
Malissa’s story has been sold by Featureworld all over the world and we continue to get inquiries for her. But what we hope for most is a happy ending.
We will continue to keep you posted!
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